Prior to her death in Thursday’s Negev flood, one girl texted to her friend Wednesday evening, “I cannot believe that I am actually going out on this trip in this weather. It makes no sense…. We will die, I am serious.”
By Itai Blumenthal
One of the victims of Thursday’s Zafit Stream tragedy, in which nine youths died after being swept away by a flash flood, seemed to have predicted her fate, according to texts she sent her friend before setting out on the trip.
Wednesday, a girl wrote her friend: “Everything is yellow, disgusting.” Her friend responded: “I cannot believe that I am actually going out on this trip in this weather. Continue Reading »
In the first of its kind for the IDF, 14 Christian & 14 Jewish 18 yr-olds attend a pre-military preparatory course together to prepare them for serving together.
By Israel Today Staff
Many Israeli Jewish teenagers will attend what’s known as a mechina – a preparatory camp prior to entering their compulsory military service.
(Father Gabriel Naddaf with) Lt. (Res.) Shadi Khalloul (seen standing on Netanyahu’s left) has been interviewed by and written for Israel Today on several occasions.
Years ago, such camps were also established for Druze and Bedouin Israelis wishing to volunteer for the IDF (Druze are required to serve, at their request, while Bedouins are not). Continue Reading »